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Aerial view of the Skouries mine site area that will be reforested at the end of the mine life.

4 facts about air, water & forest impacts of gold mining in Greece

At Eldorado Gold we get questions about the potential environmental impacts of the mining projects we are developing in Greece, particularly from communities near our sites. Mining is a highly regulated industry and we are committed to complying with national and European standards to protect the air, water, forest and communities near our operations. Here […]

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environmental monitoring in Greece

Taking the lead in environmental monitoring for gold mining in Greece

At Eldorado Gold, our environmental monitoring efforts tell us about the health of the natural environment in and around our mine sites. It is an important part of operating responsibly as it lets us know what aspects at site we need to manage to minimise our environmental impacts and comply with environmental regulations. A comprehensive […]

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2 reasons why local procurement in Greece is important

According to the World Gold Council, 70% of total expenditure by gold mining companies remains in the country where the mine is located. Of this in-country spending, typically 50-60% goes towards the purchase of goods and services to build and support mine operations. In Greece, where we at Eldorado are developing the Olympias and Skouries […]

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economic impacts of mining

How gold mining contributes to sustainable development

The benefits of Eldorado Gold’s mining projects go far beyond the value of the metals we produce. Our Olympias, Skouries and Stratoni assets in Greece are creating a series of direct, indirect and induced economic impacts that is benefitting local communities and the national economy. This ripple-effect of economic activity multiplies as it moves outwards […]

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Stratoni processing and export facility

5 economic benefits of gold mining investment in Greece

The contribution of mining to Greece’s economic growth and development has a history as old as the civilization itself. Since 1,000 B.C., Greeks have been using their mineral resources to build cities, establish trade networks and expand empires. Revenues from the high-grade silver mines of Laurion, south of Athens in Attica, financed the emergence of […]

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